FGB's star-studded mix-team fell to OffBalance in the grand finals
The CS:GO portion of the yearly Gamers for Giving event has come to end, with OffBalance achieving the upset victory against last year's champions BeLuLz.
Finally won a counter strike event 😁, shame it had to happen after the switch to Apex— riley! (@ohaaiii) March 24, 2019
Shoutout to the legend @SirScoots for cheering us on
gg @BStringsCS @oSeecs @FGBcsgo @SpinnaSpence @zepticCS pic.twitter.com/WphRgEztzd
This year, the charity event saw 16 teams compete with most teams consisting of Michigan area players. One team that stood out from the rest was Belal "FGB" Ahmad's BeLuLz which featured MDL players Josh "oSee" Ohm and Nick "zeptic" Kaoud, as well as Blake "Strings" Stringer.
Last year, the BeLuLz mix team also featured Spencer "Hiko" Martin, who unfortunately could not attend this year.
Missed you this weekend @Hiko the team just didn't have that spark without you!— Scott Smith (@SirScoots) March 25, 2019
The group stage and bracket largely played out as expected, with BeLuLz running into little opposition until the semi-finals, where they faced off against Michigan State University's squad.
On the other side of the bracket, Riley "ohai" Nguyen's OffBalance team also had an easy run, not dropping a single map until the grand finals. ohai was most recently seen competing at the NSG Eastern Conference Championship before becoming an Apex Legends player for Las Vegas MiniGunners.
With the grand finals matchup set, BeLulz were keen to take the trophy once more. However, in a close three-map series OffBalance were able to take first place against their veteran opposition.
The final standings for the top 4 at the Gamers for Giving CS:GO event was:
1. OffBalance (ohai, fncy, Jakeski, dare, Jeffery_z)
2. BeLulz (FGB, oSee, Strings, zeptic, Spinna)
3. retweet (GoNo, ProPhet, camjr, maxo, pw)
4. MSU (AZN, Aidan, RC, aaronsfury, zkr-)
Overall, Gamers for Giving 2019 was a massive success, raising over $600,000 and helping to provide therapy and recreation services to children's hospitals all over the country.
🚨 THE GRAND TOTAL IS IN 🚨— Gamers Outreach (@GamersOutreach) March 25, 2019
The gaming community raised $637,311 during #GFG2019!! 👾
We estimate these new resources will support as many as 398,000 more children each year! 🎮👉🏥
Thank you all for your contributions. 🙏 https://t.co/oqQPY9HbcM pic.twitter.com/RNlFyPESUe